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dc.contributor.authorCalibeo, Diletta Luna
dc.contributor.authorHindmarsh, Richard
dc.contributor.editorStefano Crabu, Paolo Giardullo, Francesco Miele, Mauro Turrini
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-22T01:26:53Z
dc.date.available2017-11-22T01:26:53Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/353607
dc.description.abstractThe topic of this paper is the emergent issue of surveillance of environmental activists through new and social media, as interests that potentially threaten the ‘security of the state’. The latter is a frame that emerged post–9/11 to revise surveillance of criminal activities to also include the activities of social movements, including environmental activists. Following a background on environmental activism and surveillance, we find new and social media in contexts that enable both environmental activism and digital surveillance. In regard to the latter, we explore the concept of ‘ecoterrorism’, which frames certain understandings of environmental activism as acts of terrorism. We then briefly refer to recent cases of digital surveillance of environmental campaigners in Canada, Pennsylvania, and Australia. Finally, we investigate the extent to which digital surveillance may influence the protest activities of environmental activists, and how environmental activists (and everyday citizens) respond to surveillance. Summing up, we reflect first on the potential of digital surveillance to curb environmental activism with its aim to protect the environment and move towards strong sustainability and green economies; and second, on the potential of environmental activism to resist or manage surveillance.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherItalian Society of Science and Technology Studies (STS Italia)
dc.publisher.placeItaly
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.stsitalia.org/conferences/ocs/index.php/index/index/index/index
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSTS Italia Conference 2016
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleSociotechnical Environments: Proceedings of the 6th STS Italia Conference
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2016-11-24
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2016-11-26
dc.relation.ispartoflocationTrento, Italy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Politics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160605
dc.titleExploring the interface of environmental activism and digital surveillance
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2016. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorHindmarsh, Richard A.
gro.griffith.authorCalibeo, Diletta Luna


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